Callan Primer writes science fiction without spaceships and romance without fated matings--fine genres both, but not what she reads herself. Otherwise, she lives a quiet life in the Midwest, providing tech support for friends, family, and the occasional paying customer.
Aleta Dinesen's plan to conquer the universe one meal at a time runs afoul of her overprotective father, commander of a tough mercenary company. Deciding to leave her home aboard a starship anyway, she must struggle to survive in a dangerous universe with the help of an unlikely ally.
Alice Standish risks her heart and her head as she hunts a traitor, following him to a shadowed land lit only by starlight, luminescent plants, and the gleaming eyes of predators. And ruled by an ancient force that stirs at her presence.